Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford

Dr Conor Hickey


Research Groups

Dr Conor Hickey

Research Fellow in Scenarios and Business models for the transition to Net Zero


Conor leads research under the Oxford Net Zero initiative identifying commercialisation pathways for negative emissions technologies and practices in the context of adaptive net zero mitigation scenarios. He is also a Junior Research Fellow at Kellogg College, Oxford.

Conor has previously and continues to lead projects which investigate phasing out carbon-intensive infrastructure in Asia and Europe, net-zero aligned offsetting and the climate-related risks to and environmental impact of corporations and financial institutions.

He holds a BCom and PhD in Finance. His thesis evaluated the impacts of legacy infrastructure and stranded assets on energy markets and utilities in low carbon energy systems. The methods for his doctoral work focused on integrating techno-economic energy system modelling methods into asset valuation techniques.

A list of Conor's published work is available on Google Scholar.

For more information see Conor's LinkedIn profile.